LCM Examiner, Mr Hugh Sutton, presenting a student Diploma.

Forty-five students have recently graduated from the London College of Music at a ceremony held at the Malta Society of Arts in Valletta.

The graduands were awarded Diploma certificates in a variety of music subjects from the international examinations board, which offers graded and diploma qualifications in music, drama and communication. The graduation ceremony was attended by the students themselves, their teachers, as well as their families and friends. The evening took place at the imposing building of the Malta Society of Arts within the Palazzo de la Salle, which happens to be the same venue where students sit for the LCM exams throughout the month of May.

The MSA has been the local representative of the LCM for the past 90 years, and is a long-standing partner of the music college, which is renowned for its excellence and innovation. Before the certificates were handed out, the attendees were treated to a programme of musical performances, which included works from composers like Piazzolla performed by a clarinet student and Prokofiev, Brahms and Liszt performed by piano students.


Image: MSA President, Perit Adrian Mamo, presenting a student Diploma.


After the performances, the evening proceeded with a short speech by the newly-elected President of the Malta Society of Arts, Perit Adrian Mamo, followed by the handing out of the certificates and a few words by the examiner from the LCM, Mr Hugh Sutton.

The Diploma certificates were awarded for a wide range of instrument performance, including pianoforte, violin, clarinet, flute, bass trombone and trumpet. Certificates in Theory of Music and Composition were also given out to several students.


Image: The Graduates at Palazzo de La Salle in Valletta.


The evening was compèred by Marika Azzopardi, a member of the MSA’s committee.


Image: Pianoforte performance.